AquaNES

DEMONSTRATING SYNERGIES IN COMBINED NATURAL AND
ENGINEERED PROCESSES FOR WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

The AquaNES project

AquaNES will catalyze innovations in water and wastewater treatment processes and management through improved combinations of natural and engineered components.

The project focuses on 13 demonstration sites in Europe, India and Israel covering a representative range of regional, climatic, and hydro geological conditions. Among the demonstrated solutions are natural treatment processes such as bank filtration (BF), managed aquifer recharge (MAR) and constructed wetlands (CW) plus engineered pre- and post-treatment options

AquaNES specific objectives are

  • to demonstrate the benefits of post-treatment options such as membranes, activated carbon and ozonation after bank filtration for the production of safe drinking water
  • to validate the treatment and storage capacity of soil-aquifer systems in combination with oxidative pre-treatments
  • to demonstrate the combination of constructed wetlands with different technical post- or pre-treatment options (ozone or bioreactor systems) as a wastewater treatment option
  • to evidence reductions in operating costs and energy consumption
  • to test a robust risk assessment framework for cNES
  • to deliver design guidance for cNES informed by industrial or near-industrial scale experiences
  • to identify and profile new market opportunities in Europe and overseas for cNES

What is a cNES and why deploy it?

News & Events

 
2020-10-28
RSFplus wins prize

AquaNES team demonstrating the Retention Soil Filter plus at Rheinbach site was awarded the Ernst-Kuntze Prize of DWA.

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2019-05-24
Work at the AquaNES managed aquifer recharge demonstration site Agon Coutainville rewarded

Marie Pettenati of BRGM won the price for the best poster at ISMAR10 this week in Madrid

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AquaNES: an ict4water cluster member

Project facts

At a Glance

  • Demonstration of smart combinations of natural and technical treatment processes to tackle challenges in the water sector
  • 30 partners
  • 13 demonstration sites
  • Call topic: WATER-1b-2015 Demonstration/pilot activities;
  • Innovation Action
  • 7.8 mio. EU funding 



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  • Start: June 2016
  • End: May 2019

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